This Kid Just Beat the Living Tar Out of a Hungry Alligator

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This Kid Just Beat the Living Tar Out of a Hungry Alligator
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Nine-year-old James Barney Jr. of Florida was taking a dip in a lake when a 400 pound alligator tried to make a meal of him. Miraculously, the boy fended him off with a few quick hits and Barney only has bite marks to show from it. In a few years if you meet someone by the same name, be very careful during your game of "Two Truths and a Lie," is all we're saying.

Check out some of the interview footage via Huffington Post here:


What the Heck is Going on Here? A Man Looking for His Lost Son is Told He's Been Found... in His Own Basement.

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So, a little setup for this one: Firstly, Nancy Grace is a noxious demagogue and we shouldn't be humoring her. Just throwing that out there. Secondly, why would the child in question just... show up in the basement after all this time spent searching the house? And finally, dad here seems simultaneously defensive and elated in such a way that it's impossible to get a read on him. Point is, what in the heck is going on in this interview?

Alternatively, is the world just a cynical enough place that we can even entertain the thought that something is amiss here? And with that, I'm going back to bed and not thinking about Nancy Grace for another six months.

A Group of Firefighters Had to End Their Shopping Trip Due to an Emergency Call, but This Was Waiting for Them When They Got Back

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A Group of Firefighters Had to End Their Shopping Trip Due to an Emergency Call, but This Was Waiting for Them When They Got Back
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That's right, their entire bill had been paid by an anonymous woman, the wife of an Airforce member. Check out the full news story here.

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In a Scene Straight Out of a Movie, a Brave Teen Pushes His Friend Out of Oncoming Traffic, Saving Her Life

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In a Scene Straight Out of a Movie, a Brave Teen Pushes His Friend Out of Oncoming Traffic, Saving Her Life
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Before we dive into the full video of the story: The first person to say "friend zone" in the comments will get permabanned. Just a heads up. Anyway, without further ado:

Missouri is Pushing to Make the High Five Their Official Greeting. Your State is Way Less Cool.

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Missouri is Pushing to Make the High Five Their Official Greeting. Your State is Way Less Cool. View Fullscreen
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Here's the official measure in all its glory. We encourage any and all from the great state of Missouri to get going and start high fiving each other immediately.



Hopefully once this is done we can make this the official national greeting: